Block Party Sponsors: Thank You! Giveaway!

We had such a good time last week in Portland during Quiltmaker‘s Block Party. We partnered with a number of industry leaders who provided support and giveaways for those attending. We’re really grateful to all of them. Below are the quilty goods donated for welcome bags, decorations and prizes.

Andover 300x198 Block Party Sponsors: Thank You! Giveaway!

Andover Fabrics sent (what else!) fabric that we used to create centerpieces. After dinner, the fabric was given to winners at each table. One of our keynote speakers was Jo Morton, who designs fabric for Andover using her collection of antique and vintage prints.

All161 Block Party Sponsors: Thank You! Giveaway!

Jo Morton fat quarters provided by Andover Fabrics


Free Spirit Digitized Logo 300x82 Block Party Sponsors: Thank You! Giveaway!

FreeSpirit contributed beautiful fat quarters for the welcome bags.

FreesprititMulti Block Party Sponsors: Thank You! Giveaway!

Fat quarters from FreeSpirit


73 gammill logo 300x133 Block Party Sponsors: Thank You! Giveaway! Gammill sent pens (they write in lime green ink!) and longarm pins—so now everyone who was at Block Party “owns” a longarm!

Gammill Block Party Sponsors: Thank You! Giveaway!

Pens and pins from Gammill


HQ Logo black 300x199 Block Party Sponsors: Thank You! Giveaway! Handi Quilter sent scissors and “zingers” which are little holders with a retractable cable to keep the scissors handy.

HandiQ Block Party Sponsors: Thank You! Giveaway!

Zinger and scissors from Handi Quilter


hoffman fabrics logo.jpg 550x0 Block Party Sponsors: Thank You! Giveaway!

Hoffman California Fabrics sent fat quarter bundles featuring Bali Handpaints.

Hoffman Block Party Sponsors: Thank You! Giveaway!

Bali Handpaint fat quarters from Hoffman California Fabrics



Martingale Logo Combo Color 300x73 Block Party Sponsors: Thank You! Giveaway! Everyone attending got a book donated by Martingale with a Quiltmaker connection: 200 Blocks from Quiltmaker Magazine is a great resource for any quilter. Carmen looks pretty happy with her book, doesn’t she?!

Martingale2 Block Party Sponsors: Thank You! Giveaway!

200 Blocks from Quiltmaker Magazine provided by Martingale


modaLogo Block Party Sponsors: Thank You! Giveaway!

Moda Fabrics sent charm packs for everyone. This is Field Notes by Blackbird Designs.

Moda Block Party Sponsors: Thank You! Giveaway!

Field Notes Mini Charms from Moda

northcott logo 300x224 Block Party Sponsors: Thank You! Giveaway! Northcott sent fat quarters and measuring tapes for each welcome bag.

Northcott Block Party Sponsors: Thank You! Giveaway!

Stonehenge fat-quarter and retractable measuring tape from Northcott


redrooster 125 Block Party Sponsors: Thank You! Giveaway! Tokyo swatch packs for everyone were donated by Red Rooster Fabrics.

RedRooster Block Party Sponsors: Thank You! Giveaway!

4" x 4" Tokyo swatch pack from Red Rooster Fabrics

And since fabric designer Gudrun Erla was teaching for QM, Red Rooster Fabrics also sent loads of her newest fabric line “Nordic Visions.” The fabric greatly enhanced the tabletops at dinner and was then given to winners to take home.

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Nordic Visions by Gudrun Erla fabric provided by Red Rooster Fabrics


ReliableLogo 300x73 Block Party Sponsors: Thank You! Giveaway! Reliable provided irons for each classroom. At the end of the event, the brand-new Sensor Velocity irons were given to winners who took them home.

ReliableWinners Block Party Sponsors: Thank You! Giveaway!

Four of eight Reliable iron winners and June Dudley, QM's editor-in-chief.



RobertKaufman 250 Block Party Sponsors: Thank You! Giveaway!

Robert Kaufman Fabrics donated charm square packs for everyone in attendance.

Kaufman Block Party Sponsors: Thank You! Giveaway!

Charm Square packs from Robert Kaufman.



rowan 300x113 Block Party Sponsors: Thank You! Giveaway! Rowan/Westminster Fibers sent Kaffe Fassett’s Classics fat quarter bundles.

Rowan Block Party Sponsors: Thank You! Giveaway!

Kaffe Fassett fat quarter bundles from Rowan

ty pennington impressions Block Party Sponsors: Thank You! Giveaway!

And Ty Pennington “impressions” fabric bundles, too.

TyPennington2 Block Party Sponsors: Thank You! Giveaway!

Very happy quilters with Ty Pennington Impressions fat quarter bundles from Westminster.



Timeless Logo 300x144 Block Party Sponsors: Thank You! Giveaway!

Timeless Treasures topped it all off with a pattern for everyone called Tonga Sugar.

Timeless Block Party Sponsors: Thank You! Giveaway!

Tonga Sugar pattern from Timeless Treasures


The Block Party sponsors were incredibly generous and it made the event more fun for all who were there. Once again, a big thank you to the industry leaders who partnered with Quiltmaker. We hope all our readers will patronize them regularly.


EventBook 3 Block Party Sponsors: Thank You! Giveaway!

All the great Partners and Sponsors of Block Party 2013

bag Block Party Sponsors: Thank You! Giveaway!

Welcome bags featured many prominent logos and were a great way to tote around the quilty goods.

Giveaway! We had a few extra welcome bags and we’d like to give them to Quilty Pleasures readers who were not at either Block Party (Williamsburg or Portland). Leave a comment below by midnight Sunday, March 31 and we’ll choose random winners on Monday, April 1 and post them here. Good luck!

Our winners are: Cecilia (#699) and Rose (#594)! Thank you to everyone who commented!


About Shayla

I am an Associate Editor at Quiltmaker. I have been making quilts since I was six and now have my own pattern design company, Sassafras Lane Designs. Outside of sewing I enjoy photography, spending time with my family, traveling the world and playing with my 3 dogs.
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1,036 Responses to Block Party Sponsors: Thank You! Giveaway!

  1. Ann Flower says:

    I had some friends who attended and all said they had a great time. Wish it would have been possible to attend but maybe another year. Such fun to see all the pictures.

  2. Donna Miller says:

    A couple of years ago I had the privilege of going to a large quilting event in Abbotsford BC. It was amazing! There were many sponsors there and it was wonderful to attend their demos and see all their products. I can only imagine how great this event was. It would be so exciting to receive a Block Party Welcome Bag. Thank you in advance for offering this opportunity.

  3. Marilyn Rogez says:

    Can’t believe all the wonderful precuts and other goodies. Thanks for the chance!

  4. Mary Ann Baker says:

    I love seeing all of the fun that was had at the Block Party Event, I would so love to attend one in the future!

  5. Cemira M. Powell says:

    I could always use a new tote bag and one with quilting goodies in it would be so fabulous! Thanks for the chance to win!

  6. Becky Couture says:

    I wish it were easier for me to travel so I could go to one of these functions! However, I’ll have to just enjoy the pictures & my quilting friends online. Lovely fabrics and such a lot of goodies! Wow! Thank you for the chance to win a treasure from the Block Party even though I can’t join in the fun in person!

  7. Debbie Barnes says:

    The best goodie bag I’ve ever seen! So many things I could do with them!

  8. Susan Wheatley says:

    Wow! Those are some pretty awesome goodie bags! I sure would like to make my fellow quilters in my guild green with envy when I show them what I won!

  9. Nancyanne C. says:

    Wish I could have been there, looks like a lot of fun! What a marvelous give away, thank you to all the sponsors.

  10. Janice McCall says:

    Just this month subscribed to Quiltmaker Magazine; can’t wait to get first issue!!

  11. anna ward says:

    wonderful items that would enhance anyone’s creative experience. Looking forward to going to next year’s event.

  12. patty rhodeback says:

    What a lovely line-up of products! I never miss an issue of the 100 blocks, they have a permanent place in my library. :)

  13. Lois Cormack says:

    Looks like you all had a wonderful time, have fun at the next events!

  14. florence salotto says:

    wish I could have been there, it would be wonderful to win anything. thank you for the chance.

  15. Shirley Jobson says:

    such wonderful sponsors! Sure looked like a lot of fun! Thanks for the chance!

  16. Gloria Tribble Beucler says:

    I sure wish I had gone. Looks like so much fun! Great gifts and excellent teachers! Everyone seems to be enjoying themselves. The classes I wanted were full when I went to register but I should have chosen something else!

  17. jojomatt says:

    Would love to win a welcome bag. So many progects in mind.

  18. Tracy Pierceall says:

    That would be an awesome “April Fool’s” surprise!!

  19. yvonne says:

    Oh how envious I am of those who attended – this Giveaway is the next best thing! Looking forward to the next issue of QM and the Bonnie Hunter mystery.

  20. pam biswas says:

    I would love to win a bag or anything. Thanks so much for the give aways.
    I Love Andover Fabric!!!

  21. Sally King says:

    How fantastic for all who were able to attend the Block Party. Thank you for sharing the goodies. Next year definitely will have to put on calendar. Can I bring my Great Grandson? I’m on Granny Nanny “duty”. lol

  22. Kim J. says:

    Wow, what a wonderful set of goodies. I would treasure this stuff.

  23. Kim says:

    The whole collection is so cool, I wish I had been able to participate in the block party!!

  24. Michele says:

    Thank you for allowing your readers a chance to share in the goodies, even though we couldn’t be there. Also, a big thank you to the companies that sent in the wonderful prizes.

  25. Brenda Dolha says:

    What an experience… Just the photos alone convey the excitement of the lucky attendees. I hope to be able to attend a Block Party in my lifetime! Love the tiny longarm pin!

  26. Stephanie Matz says:

    The Easter Bunny hasn’t come to my house for many years. Sure seems like you have a few baskets better than candy to give away!

  27. Laurel Lee says:

    I’d love this also!

  28. Becca Putans says:

    Everything looks great, hoping for a chance to win!

  29. Julia says:

    I’d love a welcome bag! Thanks

  30. Betti Mace says:

    Oh it would be so wonderful to win one of these fabulous welcome bags! Living in central MN, you don’t hear about too many of these wonderful events. Thanks so much for making some available.

  31. Laurie Kelley says:

    Love you guys!! You are so awesome!!

  32. Sharon Cernik says:

    As a relatively new quilter, I wish I could go to a block party and learn from all the talented people there. The welcome bags look like an awesome gift, with all the new fabrics that I have seen in the magazines and been drooling over. I would just love to be able to win one of these to help jump-start my next project!

  33. Jeannette Halseth says:

    I am new to quilting. Next year I will attend a block party.

  34. Julie Misco says:

    A Block Party is now on my bucket list!
    What generous retailers and such wonderful items!
    As a new quilter, I would love to receive these quality quilting products!

  35. Ronna says:

    Such lovely goodies. =) Who wouldn’t want to win one!

  36. Jane B says:

    What a wonderful array of goodies! Wish you would come to AZ!!!!!

  37. Kathy Johns says:

    All those donations look wonderful. Too bad I live so far away and was not able to attend. Maybe I will have to do a road trip with some ‘quilty’ friends and visit you.

  38. Karen says:

    What a great goodie bag. Would love to win one.

  39. Evelyn B says:

    What great gifts. Thanks for the chance to win!

  40. Di Wilsey Geer says:

    Excuse me, I’m unable to type right now. You see, I’ve been drooling at ALL the wonderful goodies so kindly given away!! Oh, my how wonderful it would be to WIN! Thank you in sharing the wealth!!

  41. Sigh…those are some luscious goodies!

  42. Linda says:

    Life got in the way and I was unable to attend the block party in Portland but would love one of the goodie bags. What great folks you are!

  43. Starr Babbey says:

    Love all the goodies! Would love to attend a Block Party! Are you/could you have some in Canada??? Please!

  44. Amy Caldwell says:

    Wow, What a nice Giveaway!!!!! Would love to win. Thanks! Good Luck to all :)

  45. Anne Wiens says:

    That little “zinger” would be handy. I used to wear my little 4″ Gingher scissors on a lanyard….until I started noticing that all of my polo shirts had tiny little holes in the tummy area where the tip of the scissors would hit!

  46. Carol says:

    What an incredible assortment of items! How I would love to be one of the winners of the bags!! As a quilt-a-holic, I would have a blast with all these cool things!!

  47. Mary Jane Cardwell says:

    What wonderful gift bags!!!!

  48. Michelle Moore says:

    Wow! What generous gifts!

  49. Nancy B from Many LA says:

    Would love to win this!

  50. Mary Jane Cardwell says:

    What wonderful gift bags filled with even more wonderful gifts. I would love to win one of those.

  51. Jeanne Higgins says:

    How generous of your sponsors. It would be wonderful to win one of the goody bags!

  52. Wow, those goody bags are FABULOUS!!! What a special gift bag to receive all that quilty inspiration at once. :) Thanks to your sponsors for the generous gifts. Would LVOE to win and also find out more info about next years block party! :D blessings, Suzi

  53. Maida Peterson says:

    I would LOVE to win one of the totes. I live in Iowa, too far away from Portland to attend any events. Please pick me!!!

  54. jackie Dawe says:

    I love seeing all the different materials That you can get. Living in Newfoundland it is difficult to find a wide variety of quality material. Hopefully when I retire I will be ale to travel around and find some of these amazing fabrics.

  55. Beth G says:

    I’ve been reading about these goodies all week . . . good luck everyone . . . and thanks for the opportunity.

  56. Nanette says:

    I wish that block party had been here in Myrtle Beach. What fun it would have been! My mind was racing with ideas for all those items in the goody bags. One can always dream. The Northwest sure knows how to block par-tay!!!

  57. Debra Zurett says:

    The goodie bag looks great. Thank you tot he sponsors. I would love to go to a party. Come on down to Knoxville, Tennessee please. The goodie bag would sure help a starting quilter like myself…please and thank you @!!!

  58. Penny Mullen says:

    I would LOVE to win one of these goodie bags. I am an ALMOST compulsive fabric shopper. I’ve had to slow down because I have no more room to hide it all. i’m just a beginner at quilting, and have never won a thing in my life. I do have 1/2 of one quilt made, for one of my girls for Christmas, and have one more to make by then. also have 2 baby quilts to make in the next few months and am determined to make those 2 in time. wish me luck.

  59. Vicki Sprain says:

    Wow, what a wonderful party and great prizes! When can you come to Phoenix, AZ, because I would love to party with you people!

  60. Donna Amos says:

    Such fabulous sponsors! Wonderful goodie bags. I would love to attend a Block Party. Hope someday to see one in Tulsa or Kansas City that would be close enough I could attend. Thanks for the chance to win a welcome bag.

  61. Darlene Jacolik says:

    Looks like a fun event that I’d like to attend in the future. Such generosity from the companies! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  62. Pat F. says:

    Such awesome goodies from some very generous sponsors!! Would love to win a welcome bag! Thanks for sharing.

  63. Deb S says:

    Would love to win since I couldnt go..

  64. Pat D says:

    I wish I could have been there! Two of my favorite things, Portland and quilting, great combination! It would be great to win.

  65. cathi says:

    Wow!! Souled love to win the goodies bag.

  66. Leanne says:

    Wow! What a giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win.

  67. Chris says:

    I was so disappointed to miss this block party and hope you have another on the west coast. What a great collection of SWAG from your sponsors. I would love to win a gift tote bag stuffed with all this great stuff. Thanks for a chance.

  68. Kate says:

    Sure would love to go someday, just need a winning lottery ticket! Sure looked like fun!

  69. Diana McPheeters says:

    I would love to be able attend a Block Party one day. Receiving a gift bag would be the next best thing.

  70. Maeve Mitchelll says:

    Thank you sponsors for all of your gifts and thank you Quiltmaker staff for all your hard work – especially Shayla for her behind the scenes work since she wasn’t able to attend.

  71. Collette McManus says:

    Love Quiltmaker magazine. Love that you have Bonnie Hunter in your magazine…she’s the best. I would love to attend Block Party someday. In the meantine, I hope I win so that I can feel like I was there. THANKS!!

  72. Adele Hoyt says:

    OH! what a wonderful day if it was me to win the giveaway! Would make my broken wrist feel so much better!

  73. Susan Jarsulic says:

    Me! me! me!! please please

  74. Joy Kubik says:

    I’ve been sewing for years, but have just recently become a quilter. Quiltmaker was my first subscription for my total addiction! Would love to win one of these fantastic bags.

  75. Annie says:

    Oh, how I wish I could have been there! I have my fingers crossed for the next Block Party to be in the Midwest!!

  76. Kay Jump says:

    I love Quiltmaker. Have been a subscriber for years. I would love to win supplies.

  77. Charlotte says:

    Would love to win one!

  78. Sharon Judkins says:

    Oh wow! How exciting. I was hoping the whole time I was reading this post that you were going to have a giveaway for our own bags. Would love to win one!

  79. Cindy says:

    How about the DC area? Sounds like a lot of fun!

  80. Catherine Beyers says:

    It’s always a pleasure to see the beautiful new fabrics that a produced every spring. Thanks for sharing all the wonderful opportunities we’ll have for our creative endeavors.

  81. Nicole says:

    I so wanted to go to the Portland Block Party but was unable to go. Looks like everyone had a fantastic time and there were lots of great goodies! Thanks for the opportunity to win a goody bag!

  82. DianeH says:

    Thank you to all those generous sponsers! It would be amazing to attend a Block Party for the fun and inspiration.

  83. Susan Gasal says:

    I have been watching the postings on Facebook….what amazing items that were donated…I sooooooooooooooo need to attend a block party! I did go to my first ever quilt retreat this year!

  84. Elizabeth Travis says:

    I wish I could make such long trips that go anywhere, but especially ones that end up at my favorite kind of places – anything to do with quilting, sewing, fabric, crafts. But people who just had their 14th back surgery and are getting ready to schedule a more complicated one to try to fix the problems with the spine. At least my sewing machines are handy and I have plenty of television time to watch quilting shows. The goody bags from your party/convention/ gathering look to be filled with wonderful wonders of amazing quilting supplies and treasures. Hopefully I get picked to win one, since it will be years before these old bones can travel to new and exciting locations and visit things I only see in photographs. Thanks for the opportunity to just enter the give-away.

  85. Ruth Ann Swart says:

    I would really like the goody bag! I’m so excited about quilting! I started in January with the Bible Studies quilt project at The Quilters Loft In Mooresville, NC. I said for many years “I will never quilt.” So this is a great adventure and I’m really LOVING it! It is such a great shop and the staff is like family! Thanks for your inspiration!
    Ruth Ann

  86. Becky Greene says:

    What amazing sponsors!!! Thanks so much for giving us the chance to share in the bounty!

  87. Ellen Letson says:

    I would absolutely LOVE to win a goody bag to add to my very small collection!! I am a beginner to quilting but am loving it!!

  88. annamaria says:

    I love how all these wonderful sponsers have come together to show us what they have to offer. I would someday like to attend a block party….how much fun that would be!

  89. Bonny Maul says:

    How exciting! ‘Wish I could have been there. With all the goodies the sponsors were so generous in giving, doesn’t it make you want to buy from them?

  90. mary benson says:

    wishi could win the give away i can really reach my goals in all the areas i’m working in

  91. Gill says:

    Wow! I wish I could have been there!
    Thanks for a great giveaway!

  92. Lori Thompson says:

    Looks like everyone had a great time! Wish I could have been there.

  93. Jackie Beard says:

    Wow! Ofter goods and see the comments roll in. It really was wonderful of all your great sponsors. Looking forward to maybe attending when I retire.

  94. Melodie Bachelder says:

    Being at a Block Party sounds like soooo much fun and winning a goodies bag sound like a lot too!!! Hopefully, one day, I will get to make the trip to one of them. Have a wonderful Easter =:~)

  95. Lee Ann Abrams says:

    Wow! What an event! What generous sponsors!
    I thank you all for offering us this opportunity to sample new products.

  96. Nancy A says:

    Wow! What great sponsors! I’d LOVE to win this fabulous giveaway.

  97. Marie M says:

    Wish I could have attended! Thanks for the chance to win!

  98. Joellyn P. says:

    Looks like lots of nice give away products. It is always fun to win something. I wonder if there will ever be a block party in Michigan.

  99. Dorothy Grady says:

    Winning this would be the next best thing to being there!

  100. Karen in CA says:

    Ooh, Block Party sounds like it was too much fun. I’m going to try to attend the next West Coast party. Thanks for the giveaway.

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